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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 31st, 2015

Forsyth

Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, Cumming
Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Concord, NC.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Ken loved spending time with his family and enjoyed spoiling ...

Gwinnett

Wendell P. Blount, 80, Buford
Wendell P. Blount, age 80, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years and the love of h ...

Hall

Carl Henry Grizzle, 97, Gainesville
Carl Henry Grizzle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:00am in the Chapel o ...
Mrs. Lillian Mae (Elliott) Simonds, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at her residence at Morningside.         ...
Ellsworth Smith, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ellsworth “Smitty” Smith, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Rogers Smith; and step ...

Lumpkin

Hoyt Curtis Porter, 96, Dahlonega
Hoyt Curtis Porter age 96 of Dahlonega died May 3l, 2015 at a private nursing home. Mr. porter was born in Hoschton, Ga.  April 30, 1919 to Hubert Porter and Mattie Lance Port ...

Other

Phillip Johnson, 57, Alpharetta
Phillip Johnson 57 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on May 31st, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-7pm on Thursday June 4th. Memorial services will be held at 7pm in the Chapel of the f ...
Charles Tucker, 75, Gibson
Charles Tucker, age 75 of Gibson, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mae Tucker of Gibson, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and ...

Stephens

Robert Ernest Carter, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Ernest Carter, age 86 of 7901 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Henry Candler and Myrtle Hollan ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.